Customized Russelectric® supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems enable users to monitor system operation, acknowledge alarms, and review PLC set points and alarm history. The basic SCADA system includes a dynamic one-line display with changing color codes to indicate real-time power switching device status and power source connection to the loads. Event logging, alarm logging, and help screens are also included. Other features include detailed graphic displays of the physical arrangement of equipment, control panel close-ups, instrument displays indicating actual values, and the ability to initiate control functions. The system also has a simulation option, which enables off-line operator training without affecting any operating system parameters.